Security Confidential S8 E5 Zinet Kemal

Zinet is a cloud security engineer at Best Buy, an award-winning children\’s book author, and speaker, and is working on her master\’s degree in Cybersecurity at Georgia Tech. She is the director of community outreach at Black Girls In Cyber.


Chapter Titles:

00:00 Introduction

01:25 Why the United States?

03:55 Transitioning from Law to Cyber security

05:27 Why Cyber security?

07:00 What do you want to be when you grow up?

08:38 How did you learn about cybersecurity?

13:40 Culture, Diversity, and Heritage

16:10 Our Special Sauce

18:55 “Oh no…Hacked again!”

22:51 Online Gaming: What can parents/guardians do to help?

30:55 Cloud Security: What do businesses miss?

35:18 Blue Team vs Red Team

36:20 Repeating defenses

37:20 CISA Auditor: What should companies prep for?

39:20 Has the government gained more knowledge of Cybersecurity?

41:39 Advice for anyone changing careers?

46:13 Upcoming news for Zinet

47:13 Finding Zinets Book

More about our Guest:

Subscribe to her on Youtube

Buy Zinets Books:

Oh no…Hacked again  

Proud in her Hijab

Zinet on GMA here

Learn more about Zinet on her Linkedin or her Website


Dark Rhino Security\’s \”Security Confidential\” is a weekly Cybersecurity podcast where Host, Manoj Tandon, talks to Infosec and Cybersecurity professionals about the current issues going on in our industry. Guests are able to share their stories about how they began their journey into cybersecurity and connect with our audience. Listeners are able to tune in through Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, Youtube, LinkedIn, and more. For inquiries, please email

Check out the other episodes in this season:

Ep. 1 Boyd Clewis – Cofounder, Author, and Cybersecurity Speaker 

Ep. 2 Ken Underhill – CEO, Author, and Cyber Life

Ep. 3 Dr. Gerald Auger- Simply Cyber, Black Hat 2022, and Security Awareness

Ep. 4 Eddie Thomason – Humility, Negativity, and Twitter News

Ep. 5 Zinet Kemal – Author, Diversity, Cloud Security, and CISA

Ep. 6 Derek Scheller – Cyber Warrior, Veteran, and Podcaster

Ep. 7 Ted Harrington – Hackable: How to do Application Security Right

Ep. 8 Kevin Tambascio – Cyber Professional, Cleveland Clinic, and HIMSS

Ep. 9 Greg Tomchick – Pro Athlete turned Cybersecurity CEO

Ep. 10 Brian Stoner – Remote work: Can You Trust Your Employees?

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